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Mrs. Micali from Rochester NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Surface Pro...Can Only Help Us Grow!

Help me give my students technology and more! Technology can encourage more students to actively participate in the learning process as a partner, which can be hard to achieve through a traditional lecture environment.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free breakfast and lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

When technology is integrated into lessons, students are by far more interested in the subjects they are studying. Let's face it, technology is all around our students! Without technology integration in daily learning, students will lack the skills that require technology.

The amount of technology we have access to is limited to none in the classroom.

By using technology or namely a Surface Pro in the classroom, both teachers and students can develop skills essential for the 21st century. Students can gain the skills they will need to be successful in the future. Modern learning is about collaborating with others, solving complex problems, critical thinking, developing different forms of communication and leadership skills, and improving motivation and productivity.

What is more, technology can help develop many practical skills, including creating presentations, learning to differentiate reliable from unreliable sources on the Internet, maintaining proper online etiquette, and writing emails. These are very important skills that can be developed in the classroom.

Technology provides different opportunities to make learning more fun and enjoyable in terms of teaching the same things in new ways. By doing so, learning becomes fun, engaging and is more meaningful to my students.

For instance, delivering teaching by taking students on virtual field trips and using other online learning resources. What is more, technology can encourage more active participation in the learning process which can be hard to achieve through a traditional lecture style learning environment.

Mrs. Micali
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Go 10 Pentium Gold 4415Y 4GB RAM 64GB EDU Silver • CDW-G $374.05 1 $374.05
Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover EDU Black • CDW-G $87.88 1 $87.88

Materials cost

$461.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.03

Total project goal

$586.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.89

2 Donors

-$278.00

Donations toward project cost

-$263.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$277.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$235.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.57

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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